PMC commissioner assures solution to Sus road residents in 15 days
The intensity of the stench was so high that some of the children as well as senior citizens complained of headaches and bouts of vomiting.pune Updated: Jul 18, 2017 13:47 IST
After several follow-ups, Sus road residents finally got to meet with Pune municipal commissioner, Kunal Kumar, on Monday regarding foul stench from the slurry waste plant in the locality. During the meet, the PMC commissioner assured them a solution in 15 days.
Hindustan Times has been reporting on the plight of the residents. The intensity of the stench was so high that some of the children as well as senior citizens complained of headaches and bouts of vomiting. After several failed attempts to get in touch with the solid waste management department, the residents finally got a chance to present their case to the commissioner, Kunal Kumar.
Also present for the meeting were deputy commissioner and head of solid waste management Suresh Jagtap, standing committee chairman Muralidhar Mohol, and Siddharth Shirole.
“We showed the commissioner all complaints raised till now during this one and a half year where PMC has not taken any concrete action to stop the foul smell. We also stressed on the severity and seriousness of this issue and impact on our health by breathing polluted air,” said Madhura Angolkar, resident of Sus road.
The residents even demanded to close down this plant or shift it to non-residential area or merge it with the main plant at Talegaon. “We are facing these issues at a time when the plant is not processing with full capacity. Imagine the plight when it starts to work with full capacity of 350 TPD. It will become a living hell for us,” added Mohoniraj Rashinkar, another resident.
They also stated that they were ready to accept the concept of processing the garbage Prabhag wise but they should be the ones to decide about a non-residential location along with the corporators.
Uday Gilankar further explained to commissioner about the poisonous gases emanating from this plant and how dangerous those were when any human being came in contact with them.
After listening to all the residents, Kunal Kumar requested a period of 15 days to take concrete decision about the whole issue and this plant. When residents demanded him to close the plant for at least 14 days, he requested and promised them to wait as it will take few days to conclude.
First Published: Jul 18, 2017 13:47 IST